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Traditional Music of Clkare Live Recordings

The BR Taylor Collection

The John Joe Healy Collection


The Carroll Mackenzie Music Collection

The BR Taylor Collection
Live recordings of Irish traditional music sessions from 1962 to 1997 featuring Paddy Canny, Bobby Casey, Willie Clancy, Martin 'Junior' Crehan, Elizabeth (Mrs) Crotty, Michael Downes, Martin Hayes, P Joe Hayes, John Kelly, Patrick Kelly, Paddy Killourhy, Séamus MacMathuna, Peadar O'Loughlin, Seán Reid, Micho Russell and more...
  The John Joe Healy Collection 
Live recordings of Irish traditional music sessions from 1961
to 1977 featuring Willie Clancy, Bobby Casey, Seamus Ennis, Martin 'Junior' Crehan, John Kelly, Paddy Canny, Miko Doyle, Thady Casey, James Flynn, JC Talty, Angela Crehan, Ita Crehan, Paddy Fahy, Martin Talty, PJ Crotty, Christy Dixon, Martin O'Brien and more...
  The Carroll Mackenzie Music Collection 
Live recordings of Irish traditional music sessions from the 1970s featuring Tommy McCarthy, Bobby Casey, Kevin Burke, PJ Crotty, John Joe Healy, Tommy McCarthy Jnr., Martin 'Junior' Crehan, PJ Crotty, Stevie O'Halloran, John Kelly, Jnr., John Kelly, Snr., Joe Ryan, Joe Rynne, Sean Keane, Kitty Hayes, Peter Laban, Paddy Galvin, JP Downes, JC Talty, Michael Falsey, Michael Sexton, Ita Crehan...
The Musicians            About this project
Francie Donnellan Paddy Killourhy, photo Peter Laban Martin Junior Crehan Patrick Kelly Sean Reid Willie Clancy, Doolin, 1971 Micho Russell Paddy Canny Michael Downes Elizabeth (Mrs) Crotty
Peadar O'Loughlin Martin Rochford PJ Crotty P Joe Hayes Martin Hayes John Kelly Bobby Casey Terry Crehan Tony Crehan Josie Hayes
Paddy Joe McMahon JC Talty Joe Rynne Angela Crehan Crotty Margaret Crehan Martin Talty Tommy McCarthy Tomy McCarthy Junior Ita Crehan Michael Sexton
Stevie O'Halloran Joe Ryan Fergus McTeggart John Joe Healy Vincie Boyle, photo Peter Laban Willie Shannon Kitty Hayes, photo Peter Laban Peter Laban, photo Sanne Gielesen JP Downes Michael Falsey
In June 2016, Clare County Library continued its programme of traditional music and song from County Clare with the launch of these live recordings, featuring the recordings of live sessions of Clare musicians from the 1960s and later by three sets of collectors: Barry Taylor, John Joe Healy and Jim Carroll & Pat Mackenzie. For more information on this project please click here...   In September 2012, Clare County Library launched the first part of its online Music of Clare project, featuring a selection of traditional Irish tunes commonly associated with County Clare, played by musicians who are from the county or who have lived in it for many years. We also included transcriptions of the featured tunes, to help anyone who wishes to learn the basic notes of the featured tunes.
  In March 2015, Clare County Library launched its online
Singers and Songs of County Clare project, featuring over 400 songs from the Carroll Mackenzie Collection of songs, music, stories and folklore collected by Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie in London and west Clare over a period of 40 years, with transcriptions of song lyrics accompanying each recording, and various playlists for easy listening.  

Fans of the Youtube clips of traditional music and musicians which are featured regularly in the library blog should check out the
section dedicated to videos on the Music of Clare section of the library’s website. Videos showing everyone from Willie Clancy, Paddy Canny and Tony MacMahon to the most recent clutch of young musicians can be enjoyed.